site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Federal (USV)


George H. Bascom

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 64th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company I, 64th New York Infantry on 9 September 1861 at age 24, and mustered as Corporal. He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 11 October (to date from 20 September) 1862. He was discharged in April 1863 for disability.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, who has him as Private George H. Bascum or Bascomb. Service details from the Roster.


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 125  [AotW citation 16302]